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A DASH THROUGH THE CLOUDS Biograph 742 ft., rel. June 24, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Phillip Parmalee, Kate Bruce, Grace Henderson, Jack Pickford, Eddie Dillon, William J. Butler, Harry Hyde, Charles Gorman, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Alfred Paget, Sylvia Ashton filmed: 4/1912 Location: CA copyright: June 28, 1912 favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Mack Sennett, Biograph company, early aviation, silent film
From Wikipedia: "This film was taken in Italy on April 24, 1909. It is the first time a motion picture was ever shot from a plane in flight. The footage shows what it was like to fly on one of the early Wright craft, with Wilbur at the helm. The clip opens with the launching, then the plane climbs, levels off, and passes over the flight grounds." Topics: wright brothers, aviation, planes, early films, wilbur wright
This is the famous and, as of 2011, only surviving excerpt from The Grim Game, a 1919 silent film starring the world renowned escape artist and magician Harry Houdini. Framed for murder and unjustly imprisoned, Harvey Hanford, played by Houdini, uses his powers of escape to flee prison and pursue those who set him up and hold his fiancee hostage. This scene, filmed in Santa Monica, California, calls for Hanford to transfer from one plane to another in mid-air in an attempt to rescue his fiancee... Topics: Harry, Houdini, Grim, Game, 1919, silent, era, lost, film, films, magic, trick, tricks, magician,...